Ryan Ludwick had a double and a single and drove in two runs. Felipe Lopez was the only other Cardinals player with two hits, a double and a single as the Mets beat the Cardinals 6-5.

Brad Penny pitched 3 2/3 innings in his third exhibition game start, allowing six hits and three runs. Penny was hit by a line drive on his pitching elbow in the first inning. Oneli Perez replaced him in the fourth, and completed the fifth. Fernando Salas allowed a run in the seventh.

Albert Pujols has been rumored in a trade talks with Ryan Howard of the Phillies which Pujols quickly dismissed saying it’s just people wanting to talk. It was a report that first appeared on ESPN.com about talking within the Phillies’ organization discussing a Howard for Pujols deal. Click here for more on the story.